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I have HBsAg ve. Since 2008 I am taking Antiviral drugs. telbivudine I have taken 5 years. Then stopped for 1 year as advised by Doctor. Then again taking Tenofovir since last 2 years. My LFT.

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1. There is no treatment that eradicates hepatitis b infection completely. 2. However treatment is available to arrest the liver damage and subsequent development of cirrhosis of liver/carcinoma of liver. In most of the cases the hepatitis b virus automatically gets cleared from the blood within 6 months. If the virus persists after 6 months it is known as chronic hepatitis b. 30-90% of patient suffering from chronic hepatitis b subsequently develop cirrhosis of liver/carcinoma of liver if not treated. You have to regularly do the blood test to monitor hbsag, hbeag hbv dna, real time pcr for viral load (rapid diagnostic test), liver function test for sgot/sgpt and consult gastroenterologist/physician for advice and treatment.
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